Supertubes Surf Report
If you are going to surf Supertubes (Jeffrey’s Bay, South Africa), you need a good reliable Supertubes surf report. There are a number of South African surf reports, both free and paid. Ironically, the best Supertubes surf reports are FREE. Windy.com publishes the newest and most easily understood graphics. Click on the text link under the embed map. If you are just beginning, scroll to the bottom of the page for a link that will take you to our understanding surfing reports page.
Having advanced information at your fingertips can play a big role in the planning of surf opportunities and allows the modern surfer to manage their time efficiently. With surfing conditions in constant change from one day to the next, the insights provided through surf forecasting proves invaluable to the surfer whose days in the water are limited. Time is money… and time is perhaps what you need to have a positive surfing experience. Study so you don’t waste your time. As any surfer will tell you…
When people think Jeffreys Bay, their minds jump straight to Supertubes. And rightfully so (excuse the pun). Especially this time of year. It’s the archetype of the righthand pointbreak, Supertubes is the one all others are measured against. Low pressure systems travel east from the Atlantic Ocean, bolstering Cape Town first, lighting up its big-wave spots, before traversing the Atlantic and moving on to the Indian Ocean, furnishing all the East Coast pointbreaks with neatly organized corduroy joy like Christmas come early.
It’s generally believed that John Whitmore, “the father of South African surfing,” discovered J-Bay. En route to Port Elizabeth to conduct business, John looked in his review mirror to witness the never-ending rolling point going berserk. The original pioneers of J-Bay started surfing what is now called Lower Point, slowly making their way up until two brave Australians (it is rumored) eventually gave Supertubes a go.
The early days long gone, J-Bay is now a full-blown surf town. Hell, there are more surf label T-shirts than people that live there. Supertubes, like all publicized world-class waves, boasts a competitive, often crowded lineup. Nonetheless, J-Bay and the surrounding areas are a Christmas tree of epic righthand pointbreaks — similar to the Bukit Peninsula, just less crowded. You make your way past one headland only to discover another great wave. And if Supers is too crowded, here are five other splendid righthand pointbreaks to consider in the region.